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Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« on: October 09, 2015, 03:41:49 AM »
Looking for advice/feedback/suggestions from those who have brewed NB's Off the Topper, their Heady Topper clone.

It seems like a solid recipe and I would like to hear from others who have brewed this before.

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Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2015, 04:13:35 AM »
Never brewed it, but I have a tip for using the hopshot. Pull off about a gallon of wort and stir will adding the hotshot to get it properly mixed, then dump it back in. Adding directly to the kettle can leave a tacky mess on everything.

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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 04:19:47 AM »
Great advice Steve. It makes sense.

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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 11:16:53 AM »
Never brewed it, but I have a tip for using the hopshot. Pull off about a gallon of wort and stir will adding the hotshot to get it properly mixed, then dump it back in. Adding directly to the kettle can leave a tacky mess on everything.

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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 12:26:53 PM »
It is a solid recipe. I scored 39.3 and took second place Category 14 at the 2015 March Mashness competition.
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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 01:46:57 PM »
Did you brew the recipe verbatim or have any changes?

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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 01:51:24 PM »
Never brewed it, but I have a tip for using the hopshot. Pull off about a gallon of wort and stir will adding the hotshot to get it properly mixed, then dump it back in. Adding directly to the kettle can leave a tacky mess on everything.

+1
Good contribution ;)  jk  You really need a +1 button on this forum, Jon, like over at HomeBrewTalk hehe
Never used hopshots, but thanks for the info, Steve. Perhaps I'll try it soon.
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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 01:55:10 PM »
Never brewed it, but I have a tip for using the hopshot. Pull off about a gallon of wort and stir will adding the hotshot to get it properly mixed, then dump it back in. Adding directly to the kettle can leave a tacky mess on everything.

+1
Good contribution ;)  jk  You really need a +1 button on this forum, Jon, like over at HomeBrewTalk hehe
Never used hopshots, but thanks for the info, Steve. Perhaps I'll try it soon.

I could have reworded what Steve said but I thought he covered it pretty well.   ;)
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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2015, 02:54:46 PM »
Did you brew the recipe verbatim or have any changes?

Brewed the eecipe as it was designed, no adjustments.
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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2015, 10:21:01 PM »
Brewed as ordered and was fantastic.  Club members also felt it was close.

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Re: Northern Brewers Off the Topper Heady Clone
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2015, 10:21:48 PM »
That is encouraging - thank you for the feedback.